17 Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter

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When slow cookers were first introduced as a new kitchen gadget more than 30 years ago, the impact was felt in households all over the globe. Busy families where both parents set off to work in the morning benefited greatly from the ease of adding meats and vegetables to the large, round electric cookers and leaving them to simmer all day into tender crockS of tasty goodness waiting for them when they returned home.

The popularity of slow cookers continues today, and the techniques have evolved and improved. So, here’s some of the best trending winter recipes for slow cookers.


1. Slow-Cooker Georgia Pulled Pork Barbecue

A Boston butt pork roast is slow-roasted is a zesty barbecue sauce and served on soft buns.

Spotted at: Food Network


2. Slow-Cooker Turkey Chile

Slow cooking gives the chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper time to add rich flavor to ground turkey and fire-roasted tomatoes.

Spotted at: Food Network


3. Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Beef with Artichokes

Tangy, tender artichokes add a depth of flavor to stewing beef cooked on low for seven hours.

Spotted at: All Recipes


4. Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken roasts slow and tender with cream of chicken soup and onions to be served over refrigerator biscuits.

Spotted at: All Recipes


5. Slow-Cooker Hot Dogs

A quick and easy winter favorite, this hot dog recipe is great for family gatherings and allows for cooking up to 60 hot dogs.

Spotted at: Delish


6. Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops

Pork chops roast to tender perfection with red onion, brown sugar and red pepper flakes.

Spotted at: Delish


7. Slow-Cooker Baked Ziti

Ziti bakes low and slow surrounded by yummy cheese in a savory marina sauce.

Spotted at: Country Living


8. Slow-Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

A boneless pork loin gets its slow-roasted flavor from honey, oregano, soy sauce and garlic and a tanginess from parmesan cheese.

Spotted at: Country Living


9. Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

Potatoes become extra moist and tender cooked slow with cremini mushrooms and broccoli.

Spotted at: Martha Stewart


10. Lamb with Olives and Potatoes

Lamb shanks shine when cooked slowly while olives add a unique briny flavor along with tender potatoes.

Spotted at: Martha Stewart


11. Honey Apricot-Glazed Chicken

Honey and apricot compliment this savory roast chicken for a perfect salty and sweet dish.

Spotted at: Southern Living


12. Meatball Sliders with Tomato Sauce

Meatballs get their rich flavor from garlic and basil while slow cooking in rich tomato sauce.

Spotted at: Southern Living


13. Slow-Cooker Brisket and Onions

Caramelized onions make a hearty broth while cooking next to this delicious and tender brisket.

Spotted at: The Kitchn


14. Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese

A slow-cooked version of classic macaroni and cheese is perfect on cold, wintry nights.

Spotted at: The Kitchn


15. Slow-Cooker Swiss Steak

A thick and hearty steak dish featuring tender carrots and potatoes in a rich, savory gravy.

Spotted at: Betty Crocker


16. Slow-Cooker Three-Cheese Broccoli Soup

Velveeta, cheddar and parmesan cheese bubble with broccoli and onions in this creamy winter soup.

Spotted at: Betty Crocker


17. Crockpot Crispy, Caramelized, Pork, Ramen Noodle Soup with Curry-Roasted Acorn Squash

Fresh ginger and Thai red curry paste add flavor to the pork shoulder roast in this luscious noodle soup.

Spotted at: Half Baked Harvest